Joji Sumi

Chef
Joji Sumi

San Francisco

About Joji Sumi

Chef Joji is the executive chef and creator of "Through the Kitchen Window" pop-up series, in addition to cooking for the Nopalito group. Born in Japan and raised in Michigan, he started cooking at the age of 16 when he took a position in a small Michigan restaurant. There, he spent six years working closely with local farmers and gained a deep appreciation for ingredients and their sources. Over the course of the next decade, he's worked in kitchens in Connecticut, Florida, and Chicago.

My Venues

  • Nopalito
    306 Broderick St
    San Francisco, CA
  • Nopalito
    1224 9th Ave
    San Francisco, CA

Where I Go Out

At My Venues

Ceviche
Ceviche
"Ceviche at Nopalito is hands down one of my favorite dishes in SF. Even better when it's on a warm day. Try it with one of their micheladas!"
Totopos con chile
Totopos con chile
"Their homemade chips manage to stay very crispy even after being tossed in árbol chili sauce, onions, cilantro and cotija cheese—and then served with crema. I want these right now! And don't forget the margarita."